Two Cups Of Coffee A Day Keeps Parkinson's Risk At Bay

Two Cups Of Coffee A Day Keeps Parkinson's Risk At BayAccording to a new study, consumption of two to three cups of coffee on a daily basis can lessen the risk of developing Parkinson's Disease (PD).

Boffins discovered that regular intake of coffee can decrease the chance of developing PD by around 25 percent.

But, the risk of disease dropped to 14% among female coffee drinkers.

Researchers from the University of Porto, in Portugal, stated, "This study confirms an inverse association between caffeine intake and the risk of PD, which can hardly be explained by bias or uncontrolled confounding."

Keiran Breen, director of research and development at the charity Parkinson's UK, said, "There have been a number of scientific papers about caffeine and Parkinson's in recent years. It is a very difficult one to call. There are a number of different aspects involved in anything related to lifestyle. I have heard it argued that personality is one reason why people become coffee drinkers, or alcohol drinkers, say, and we know that personality can play a role in whether people will develop Alzheimer's."

"There are more studies ongoing into the connection and in what direction it might work. I would not say that people should run out now and start drinking coffee so that they don't develop Parkinson's. But it is possible that this is giving us a hint and that coffee or a drug like caffeine could have some kind of protective property," Breen added.

The results of the study were published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. (With Inputs from Agencies)